My Thoughtful Spot

A Top 5

Hi Friends!

Today’s bloganuary (daily writing) challenge prompt is:

“Where do you go when you need solitude?”

Winnie the Pooh has his “thoughtful spot.” I have my office.

I am positively in love with my little office.

It’s truly teeny, essentially a pantry with a window and a built in desk, but I love it! I love that I’ve decorated it in a way that makes me feel comfortable and inspired at the same time, it’s so cozy like a little cocoon, where all of my dreams are coming to life, ready to burst forth with renewed vibrance.

Where can you shut the door and just be with your dreams for a minute?

I challenge you to find that space, even if it’s very little

…make it your very own cocoon!

To help get you started, here are my five favorite thoughtful spot things and where to find them:

1) A giant mug (for energizing coffee or relaxing tea). This Elegant Elephant for Erica is from Williams Sonoma.

2) And it’s sitting on one of my cutest Christmas presents! You can find this little coaster at Wild Birds Unlimited. It’s filled with fragrant spices that fill the the air with a beautiful scent when a hot mug is rested on it!

3) Fresh flowers, or better yet, long lasting bulbs bring a bright feeling of spring. These miniature tulips and their elegant container come from The Fresh Market!

4) I am also so glad I bought this adorable, acorn shaped bird feeder from Home Depot! I can believe how many birds are happy to practically dine in my office (yes, maybe I did dry erase marker the window)!

5) A trio of candles brightens up this already bright space. The one in the woven basket can be found at Nest, the wood covered candle is from an Oak Hall signature collection, and I’m proud to have made the little silver tinned one myself at an event with Falling Into Place!

*All favorite things can be found in Memphis.

Living the Dream

Hi Friends!

Today’s bloganuary (daily writing) challenge is:

“Write about a dream you remember.”

I have decided to take this prompt a little loosely and write about a daydream I can’t seem to forget.

You know, one of those dreams that you keep coming back to and imagine experiencing no matter where you are, what job you have, and whatever else you achieve?

Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted a place to graciously welcome guests and share ideas. More than just a home, I want a warmly sophisticated space for celebrating life through big and small events.

That dream has become a career goal and vision for how I want my life to be.

I write more about this “Venue Vision” in the About section of this blog.

I’ve also determined to make this dream and many others a reality…starting now!

Recently, I took Tonya Leigh’s Live Like an Editor workshop through the School of Self Image, which challenged participants to create a magazine cover depicting elements from their future dream life… then begin showing up in your life right now like the person you want to be!

I’ve shared mine below!

It’s so inspiring to see some of my dreams as a compelling cover.

I highly recommend tapping into Tonya’s advice through her podcasts or workshops!

I also love the free features of Canva, which enabled me to create this beautiful magazine cover.

Whatever motivates you, I hope you too begin living the dream life you can’t seem to forget!

I’ll keep you updated as my dreams take shape, and I can’t wait to hear from you as you live the adventure of following your dreams!!